Fully Funded Workshops

Training Workshop on Disaster Resilient Cities in Malaysia

A fully funded training workshop on Disaster Resilient Cities “Advances in Meteorological Forecasting and Hazards Assessment” will be held at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) from 28 – 29 June 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The deadline for registration to this workshop is 1 May 2018.

Details: The initiative is known as Malaysia Window to Cambridge at UKM (MW2C@UKM) which is a collaborative effort by University of Cambridge, Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology (ANCST) and SEADPRI. The training will draw on findings of the pilot on Disaster Resilient Cities: Forecasting Local Level Climate Extremes and Physical Hazards for Kuala Lumpur, supported by the Newton-Ungku Omar Fund, led by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM) and University of Cambridge in collaboration with other partners.

The two-day training will cover presentations on forecasting extreme weather events and hazards assessment in the tropics as well as development of case studies from the region. Key speakers include Prof. Lord Julian Hunt from University of Cambridge, with world-class expertise in urban air quality modelling and Professor Johnny Chan from City University of Hong Kong, a prominent scientist on typhoons and monsoons.

Dates: 28-29 June 2018

Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Requirements: The applicant must conform to the following requirements before sending application:

  • AGE: Below the age of 30
  • CITIZENSHIP: Citizen of a Commonwealth country in Asia or an ASEAN Member State.
  • EXPERIENCE: Working with a meteorological, hydrological or geo – science related institution or currently undertaking research at the doctoral or post-doctoral level.
  • TRAVEL: Able to make advance payment for air-fare and be reimbursed after the event.
  • SHORT ESSAY: Submission of Case Studies on DRR (See Guidellines)

Registration Process: Submit an online application through email as mentioned in the file (Guidelines / Application Form).

Deadline for Registration: 1 May 2018